A man of Mporokoso district has been arrested in connection to the death of his wife, children, and another person after he allegedly set their home on fire.
Police arrested Jonas Mwamba after he allegedly set ablaze a grass thatched house in which four people, among them his wife, were sleeping leading to their death.
Spokesperson Esther Katongo said police recieved a report that Beatrice Chanda aged 28 and her two children namely female juvenile Mirriam Kabwe aged nine and male juvenile Beanwel Musonda aged six and another unidentified person died in a grass thatched house after it was set ablaze by unknown persons.
She said preliminary investigations led to the arrest of Mwamba, the husband to Beatrice Chanda.
Mrs Katongo said Mwamba is detained in police custody for murder.
She said the couple is reported to have had marital disputes after Mwamba suspected his wife of having an extramarital affair and that he was in a tendency of issuing death threats to his wife.
“No information recieved by police so far is linking the deaths to politics as being insinuated on social media. If at all there are people with reliable information to what they are alleging, they should give that information to police,” he said.
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